Commitment to Equity

Waterloo Greenway acknowledges its role in and responsibility for building equity. As a community-based organization, we are committed to intentional policies and practices that further justice and fairness and ensure all communities have meaningful access to all we do within our park including workforce opportunities, programmatic engagement, and community & corporate partnerships.

Current Initiatives

Community Engagement Committee

Our Community Engagement Committee works with Waterloo Greenway to operationalize a framework of culturally proficient and equitable programming, services and community engagement—advancing our mission: “For the Benefit of All.” Members support our goals of serving diverse communities equitably, identifying community assets and partners, stewarding community collaboration and assemble diverse community thought leadership to provide guidance to Waterloo Greenway.

Virginia Cumberbatch
Allison Bacon
Ashley Richardson 
Ayshea Khan 
Cody Cowan 
Dana Hansen 
David King

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin 
Vivienne O’Dwyer
Leslie Blair 
Lindsey Derrington 
Lourdes Rodriguez 
Marion Sanchez 
Marissa Monroy 
Melinda Chow 
Melissa Henao-Robledo

Olivia Tamzarian
Patrick Buchta 
Rosa Rios Valdez
Sylvia Orozco 
Victoria Broderick 
Victoria O’Dell 
Yannis Banks 
Gavin Garcia

Committee Chair & Waterloo Greenway Board Member

City Council Staff, District 9 Kathie Tovo 
Austin History Center 
Red River Cultural District 
Downtown Austin Alliance

SightLines Magazine 
Forklift Danceworks 
UT Communications 
Preservation Austin 
Dell Community-Driven Initiatives 
City of Austin, Community Engagement 
City of Austin, Austin Energy
Austin Youth River Watch 
Landscape Forms

Mexican American Cultural Center 
Austin Texas Musicians
BCL of Texas
MexicArte Museum 
Headwaters at the Comal

Capital Metro 
Music Commission

Mobile Waterloo Greenway Workshops

We’ll come to you! We’re always excited to share information about current and future plans and get new input on how we can create a more vibrant Waterloo Greenway for all of Austin. To request a presentation or mobile workshop at your organization’s next meeting or event, contact Melissa Ayala at or call 512-541-3520, ext 101.

Community Partners

Our incredible partners are community at its very best. We’re beyond lucky to have their unwavering support of Waterloo Greenway in many forms: guidance, facility use, in-kind donations, event support, program ideation, public engagement, and more. 

Special thanks to the City of Austin, especially the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Watershed Protection Department, for leading many of the efforts within the park. 

Want to get your organization involved in Waterloo Greenway? Contact Melissa Ayala at

  • AIA Austin
  • Animal Facts Club
  • Art City Austin
  • Art from the Streets
  • Austin City Council
  • Austin Film Society
  • Austin History Center
  • Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Parks Foundation
  • Austin Youth River Watch
  • Bike Austin
  • Brick Oven Restaurant
  • Capital City Innovation
  • Capital Metro
  • Caritas of Austin
  • City of Austin 
    • Cultural Arts Division
    • Development Services
    • Economic Development
    • Equity Office
    • Parks & Recreation
    • Planning & Zoning
    • Public Works
    • Watershed Protection
  • Conspirare
  • Dell Medical School | Community-Driven Initiatives
  • Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Foundation Communities
  • Frida Fridays ATX
  • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • High Line Network
  • Housing Authority of the City of Austin
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
  • KMFA, Classical 89.5
  • KOOP Radio 91.7 FM
  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Mexican American Cultural Center
  • Preservation Austin
  • Red River Cultural District
  • Sightlines
  • Six Square
  • SmartTrips Austin
  • The Contemporary Austin
  • The Nature Conservancy